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New Workshop

Government Contracting Certifications

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 10-11:30am

Join us to learn about the benefits and application process of the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Program, HUBZone Certification, Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification, All Small Mentor-Protege Program and Joint Ventures. Space is limited - sign up today. NOTE: Photo identification is required to enter the building.

Location: SBA Baltimore District Office, 100 S. Charles St., Ste. 1201, Baltimore, MD 21201

Free, but advance registration is requested. Register online.


 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Discussion on Embracing Diversity in Baltimore hosted by M&T Bank
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Betamore, 101 W. Dickman Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Plan to attend this conversation on challenges facing business owners such as attracting and retaining diverse talent, developing a strong professional network and establishing joint partnerships.

Moderator: Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank

Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO, WIE (Women Inspiration and Enterprise).
James Benjamin, Jr., Member, Gordon, Feinblatt LLC
Paul Douglas, President, The JPI Group

RSVP to  by November 8, 2019. Seating is limited, reservations are required.

To view flier, click here

2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee
Monday, November 18, 2019
 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

Each year, the Greater Baltimore Committee recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

To nominate a deserving business, click here

To purchase tickets, click here

For more information, contact Adrea Turner at  or 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop Baltimore City hosted by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs in partnership with Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Harbor Ballroom  
1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Parking on Levels 4-7

This procurement connections workshop series travels across the state providing insightful information on how to navigate the procurement process and connecting small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses with buyers from state agencies. Participants also get to meet resource partners who can help start, grow, or expand their small business.

Registration is required.  More details to follow regarding registration!

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs 

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room B
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 

Diverse Business Group

Proposal Writing Basics

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Ready to improve your proposal writing skills? Very few people count writing among their top skills, but it's important in the contracting arena. Here in Maryland, a Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of our most common procurement methods. Proposals that are written well can actually impact the evaluation, so make yours stand out. Join us for insightful tips to improve your proposal writing skills.

Our special guest is Tina E. Patterson, Principal & Owner of Jade Solutions, LLC.

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in enhancing their proposal writing skills.

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Federal Contracting 101

2 - 4 p.m.

Are you interested in obtaining Federal contracts? If so, join us for a basic overview of the federal procurement (aquisition) process. Over $30 billion in federal contracts were performed in Maryland last year. Learn the what, the how, and the who of the federal marketplace. Hear about the resources available to guide and support your efforts so you can compete with greater confidence in the federal arena. 

Our special guest is Helga Weschke, Director of Federal Business Relations in the Office of Military & Federal Affairs at the Maryland Department of Commerce.  

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in learning more about how to navigate the federal procurement system. 

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What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Be prepared to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).

Rye Street Market

Weller Development Company is seeking qualifications for the following:

IT/AV Engineers
Retractable Roof Engineers and Designers
Accessibility Consultants
Fire and Life Safety Code Review Consultants
Signage and Graphic Designers
Interior Designer Architects
Lighting Engineers
Sustainability and Energy Modeling Consultant


Port Covington Residential

Hord Coplan Macht is seeking proposals for the following:

Accessibility Consulting Firm
Acoustical Consultant
Building Envelope Consultant
Civil Engineering Firm
Code Consulting Firm
Energy Modeling Firm
Interior Design Firm
Landscape Architecture Firm
Lighting Design Firm
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Firm
Structural Engineering Firm
Sustainability Consulting Firm


Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at:


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

For more information, visit: 

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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